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« on: August 14, 2008, 11:00:23 PM »

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HW
DS 608k
Wii 555k
Playstation 3 225k
PSP 222k
Xbox 360 205k
Playstation 2 155k

Top 10 SW
360 NCAA FOOTBALL 09 ELECTRONIC ARTS JULY 2008 397.6K
WII FIT W/ BALANCE BOARD NINTENDO OF AMERICA MAY 2008 369.6K
NDS GUITAR HERO: ON TOUR ACTIVISION JUNE 2008 309.7K
WII PLAY W/ REMOTE NINTENDO OF AMERICA FEB 2007 284K
PS3 NCAA FOOTBALL 09 ELECTRONIC ARTS JULY 2008 242.5K
360 SOUL CALIBUR IV NAMCO BANDAI GAMES OF AMERICA JULY 2008 218.9K
WII MARIO KART W/ WHEEL NINTENDO OF AMERICA APRIL 2008 174.5K
WII ROCK BAND SPECIAL ED BUNDLE MTV GAMES/ELECTRONIC ARTS JUNE 2008 165.8K
PS3 SOUL CALIBUR IV NAMCO BANDAI GAMES OF AMERICA JULY 2008 155.8K
360 SID MEIER'S CIVILIZATION REVOLUTION TAKE 2 INT. CORP. JULY 2008 147.6K
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« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2008, 11:02:18 PM »

MS has a major problem on their hands.  With their price drop that wasn't a price drop the 360 should have outsold PS3 but it didn't.  Perhaps even more concerning, the PS3 versions of NCAA and Soul Caliber both performed much better than would be expected given install base ratios. 
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« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2008, 11:06:56 PM »

2nd month in a row where DS outsold wii, right?

Jesus christ, someone wake MS and sony up to their situation. I see 165k made a bad decision on rock band too. gimped to the max!

edit:where's the total figures sold and stuff? wonder if the industry is up again from last year.

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The gaming industry amassed some $1.19 billion in revenue during the month of July, marking a 28% jump over last month and a 35% year-over-year increase for the same period in 2007.

Responding to the data, Nintendo of America marketing VP Cammie Dunaway touted the company's lead in hardware paired with a five title showing on the monthly top-ten.

"Great hardware goes hand-in-hand with great software," said Dunaway. "Various types of games for the Nintendo systems are represented in the top 10, demonstrating how we continue to break down the barriers between veteran and new players."

Comments from Xbox 360 maker Microsoft and PlayStation 3 manufacturer Sony are expected soon.


quite a jump there. last year flood saw big releases. this year's is seeing bigger ones. wonder how sept-dec are going to fair.
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« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2008, 11:10:59 PM »

Quote from: jersoc on August 14, 2008, 11:06:56 PM

2nd month in a row where DS outsold wii, right?

DS outsells the Wii every month. What's unusual is that it's close.
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« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2008, 12:05:03 AM »

Quote from: Kevin Grey on August 14, 2008, 11:02:18 PM

MS has a major problem on their hands.  With their price drop that wasn't a price drop the 360 should have outsold PS3 but it didn't. 
When did the price cut kick in? Wasn't it within a day or two of the end of July?
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« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2008, 01:29:11 AM »

Quote from: Laner on August 15, 2008, 12:05:03 AM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on August 14, 2008, 11:02:18 PM

MS has a major problem on their hands.  With their price drop that wasn't a price drop the 360 should have outsold PS3 but it didn't.
When did the price cut kick in? Wasn't it within a day or two of the end of July?

I think it was mid-month but I'm not positive.  It was well before the end of the month though. 
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« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2008, 01:34:22 AM »

Quote from: Kevin Grey on August 14, 2008, 11:02:18 PM

MS has a major problem on their hands.  With their price drop that wasn't a price drop the 360 should have outsold PS3 but it didn't.

How many people are buying the PS3 for Blu-Ray capabilities only?  Sony has commercials that really only advertises the PS3 as a BR device.  Also, look at the overall install base in the US.  A 20k gain isn't really that much  It would take some time to erode the overall lead (again, US only).

I am impressed with the NCAA & Soul Calibur #'s for the PS3 compared to the user base.
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« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2008, 02:15:22 AM »

Quote from: Zimix on August 15, 2008, 01:34:22 AM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on August 14, 2008, 11:02:18 PM

MS has a major problem on their hands.  With their price drop that wasn't a price drop the 360 should have outsold PS3 but it didn't.

How many people are buying the PS3 for Blu-Ray capabilities only?  Sony has commercials that really only advertises the PS3 as a BR device.  Also, look at the overall install base in the US.  A 20k gain isn't really that much  It would take some time to erode the overall lead (again, US only).

I am impressed with the NCAA & Soul Calibur #'s for the PS3 compared to the user base.

So far this year Sony has outsold MS.  Now that's not to say that Sony is doing well- they aren't but it also puts into perspective MS's failure to capitalize on the head start and good will that their first year on the market got them.  Given Sony's blunders of the past year there's really no excuse for MS to be third in the console market this year in the territory where they are the strongest.

As for the BD argument, I'm not sure how much it holds up anymore given the software numbers.  Major titles seem to be doing on par, if not better, on the PS3 than the 360 if you factor in user-base difference though I suspect that Sony's back catalog is weaker. 
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« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2008, 02:22:42 AM »

Yep, and keep in mind even EA has said game sales to PS3 owners is a larger chunk of their profits than 360.  Not sure how this happened though.

But the numbers shown here show that, despite the 360 sales of the same game being higher what with double the user base, the PS3 versions are performing only 1/4th below the 360 numbers.  So, that says that people really are buying PS3 games.
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« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2008, 03:29:08 AM »

Quote from: Kevin Grey on August 15, 2008, 02:15:22 AM

Quote from: Zimix on August 15, 2008, 01:34:22 AM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on August 14, 2008, 11:02:18 PM

MS has a major problem on their hands.  With their price drop that wasn't a price drop the 360 should have outsold PS3 but it didn't.

How many people are buying the PS3 for Blu-Ray capabilities only?  Sony has commercials that really only advertises the PS3 as a BR device.  Also, look at the overall install base in the US.  A 20k gain isn't really that much  It would take some time to erode the overall lead (again, US only).

I am impressed with the NCAA & Soul Calibur #'s for the PS3 compared to the user base.

So far this year Sony has outsold MS.  Now that's not to say that Sony is doing well- they aren't but it also puts into perspective MS's failure to capitalize on the head start and good will that their first year on the market got them.  Given Sony's blunders of the past year there's really no excuse for MS to be third in the console market this year in the territory where they are the strongest.

As for the BD argument, I'm not sure how much it holds up anymore given the software numbers.  Major titles seem to be doing on par, if not better, on the PS3 than the 360 if you factor in user-base difference though I suspect that Sony's back catalog is weaker. 

What he said.

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« Reply #10 on: August 15, 2008, 03:35:14 AM »

And some random quotes:

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[The numbers] represent a modest lull almost across the board for hardware sales -- particularly for the Wii, which falls somewhat short of conservative industry estimates. Some analysts, however, anticipated a summer tailing-off for hardware sales as a ramp-up to a "hardware storm" in the Fall and holiday seasons -- perhaps not to the extent experienced, though.

North American game software revenues reached $591.1 million in July, a 41 percent leap from the same month last year -- year-to-date total software revenues have now reached $4.9 billion, up 48 percent on the year.

Wow. The game industry is going nuts as far as sales go. Hardware revenues are at an all time high (thanks to the Wii constantly selling 500k a month, and the DS doing even more than that), and software is just as crazy.

And yes, the 'price drop that is not a price drop' is doing absolutely nothing for Microsoft.

EDIT: I see that MGS4 is selling great for Sony/Konami. Oh, wait...
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« Reply #11 on: August 15, 2008, 04:00:22 AM »

Quote from: Zimix on August 15, 2008, 01:34:22 AM

Quote from: Kevin Grey on August 14, 2008, 11:02:18 PM

MS has a major problem on their hands.  With their price drop that wasn't a price drop the 360 should have outsold PS3 but it didn't.

How many people are buying the PS3 for Blu-Ray capabilities only?  Sony has commercials that really only advertises the PS3 as a BR device.  Also, look at the overall install base in the US.  A 20k gain isn't really that much  It would take some time to erode the overall lead (again, US only).

I am impressed with the NCAA & Soul Calibur #'s for the PS3 compared to the user base.

a lot of people. was talking about this the other day with some friends. pretty much everyone said they would get one for a BR since all the games come out on the 360 as well. I couldn't careless about BR or HD-DVD. I also remember seeing the attach rate was horrible on the ps3. the top 10 sales chart pretty much proves that.

Oh sony. from shacknews again

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When you aren't Nintendo then you pull the strong momentum card which is what Sony chose to do. "Our year-to-date sales growth of 99% for the PS3 reaffirms that consumers are indeed embracing PS3 as their entertainment hub-of-choice with its feature-rich offerings like Blu-ray and our recently announced video delivery service. With an unmatched software line-up..." said Jack Tretton, president and CEO of Sony.

buy our console because our rich offerings are blu ray. Wait, you guys wanna play games? shit. uh...well...we still have ff13 versus..for now. you guys like final fantasy, right?

do ya think jack will ever get a damn clue?
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« Reply #12 on: August 15, 2008, 05:27:10 AM »

Yeah, because there's no other good games that the PS3 has.

 Roll Eyes

And, the attach rate has improved considerably, as shown by the top 10.

Sorry, but Bluray isn't the only thing the PS3 offers nowadays.
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« Reply #13 on: August 15, 2008, 05:31:49 AM »

Quote from: jersoc on August 15, 2008, 04:00:22 AM

a lot of people. was talking about this the other day with some friends. pretty much everyone said they would get one for a BR since all the games come out on the 360 as well. I couldn't careless about BR or HD-DVD. I also remember seeing the attach rate was horrible on the ps3. the top 10 sales chart pretty much proves that.

Not sure how you can say the sales chart proves the attach rate is horrible- the 360 had 3 titles in the top 10, the PS3 had 2.  Given the over 2:1 install base lead the 360 has on the PS3 you can't really expect any better.
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« Reply #14 on: August 15, 2008, 07:11:57 AM »

Quote from: Destructor on August 15, 2008, 03:35:14 AM

And some random quotes:

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[The numbers] represent a modest lull almost across the board for hardware sales -- particularly for the Wii, which falls somewhat short of conservative industry estimates. Some analysts, however, anticipated a summer tailing-off for hardware sales as a ramp-up to a "hardware storm" in the Fall and holiday seasons -- perhaps not to the extent experienced, though.

North American game software revenues reached $591.1 million in July, a 41 percent leap from the same month last year -- year-to-date total software revenues have now reached $4.9 billion, up 48 percent on the year.

Wow. The game industry is going nuts as far as sales go. Hardware revenues are at an all time high (thanks to the Wii constantly selling 500k a month, and the DS doing even more than that), and software is just as crazy.

And yes, the 'price drop that is not a price drop' is doing absolutely nothing for Microsoft.

EDIT: I see that MGS4 is selling great for Sony/Konami. Oh, wait...

I'm willing to bet a lot of those hardware units sold were the MGS4 bundle, and they don't include that in individual software bundles.  Sure, it didn't sell gangbusters, but it probably didn't do too terribly bad if the bundles were counted...
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« Reply #15 on: August 15, 2008, 07:23:27 AM »

Quote from: Kevin Grey on August 15, 2008, 05:31:49 AM

Quote from: jersoc on August 15, 2008, 04:00:22 AM

a lot of people. was talking about this the other day with some friends. pretty much everyone said they would get one for a BR since all the games come out on the 360 as well. I couldn't careless about BR or HD-DVD. I also remember seeing the attach rate was horrible on the ps3. the top 10 sales chart pretty much proves that.

Not sure how you can say the sales chart proves the attach rate is horrible- the 360 had 3 titles in the top 10, the PS3 had 2.  Given the over 2:1 install base lead the 360 has on the PS3 you can't really expect any better.

ugh, seriously? look at the top game on the chart? notice the name? find it on the chart for the ps3? notice the unit difference? it's like 100k+ for both of those. i'm sure if we had more data out there we could see this happening with more titles.

also i wasn't the one talking about the BR, that's a quote from jack himself LOL. Notice it in quote blocks. dont you wanna talk about GAMES? not a fucking BR player? I know i would if i made a console! but that's me, i'm not a complete idiot.
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« Reply #16 on: August 15, 2008, 08:07:35 AM »

Yes, and as we said the PS3 has half the user base and growing.  That means the attach rate is actually getting a lot better for the PS3, this goes against your argument that people are only buying the PS3 for a bluray player.

One quote from Jack about bluray and now that's all he ever talks about?  Bluray is a selling point for the system, but the PS3 also has games, and Tretton has talked about games before, and shown games, and the system has and will have more games.  Not to mention that for those who have or will only get 1 system all multiplatform titles are pretty much equal now.  Taking that one quote and saying it's all that's talked about is a bit shallow, it's like taking any one quote from any business or forum member here and basing your entire opinion about him, past, present, and future, on that one quote.

Does this mean that the PS3 on top and winning?  Certainly not, but things are not as bad as you want to believe.  The 360 is doing good, and the PS3 is doing good--surprise, surprise--they're both doing well now.
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« Reply #17 on: August 15, 2008, 11:39:55 AM »

Quote from: Turtle on August 15, 2008, 08:07:35 AM

Does this mean that the PS3 on top and winning?  Certainly not, but things are not as bad as you want to believe.  The 360 is doing good, and the PS3 is doing good--surprise, surprise--they're both doing well now.

Equal, yes. Not sure about the "good" part, though.
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« Reply #18 on: August 15, 2008, 12:18:00 PM »

Quote from: Kevin Grey on August 14, 2008, 11:02:18 PM

MS has a major problem on their hands.  With their price drop that wasn't a price drop the 360 should have outsold PS3 but it didn't.  Perhaps even more concerning, the PS3 versions of NCAA and Soul Caliber both performed much better than would be expected given install base ratios. 

Price drop wasn't even talked about until August; I can't see how that would affect July's numbers. As for the software attach rates, perhaps the difference was that since MS is still recycling old hardware in the refurb/repair process that consumer confidence is waning. If I had both systems I'd consider all non-live play games for the other console. The price cut rumours may have actually caused a vacuum in the sales; people will often wait for it (considering the summer is bereft of "must have" titles being released).

I think the PS3 is about to lose the BD player status considering that set top players are going to get cheaper. It will be a feature, but it won't be the selling point.
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« Reply #19 on: August 15, 2008, 12:23:56 PM »

Battlefield bad company off the list in its 2nd month. Didn't even move 147k?  Looks like that game is a failure...
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« Reply #20 on: August 15, 2008, 01:14:12 PM »

Quote from: Purge on August 15, 2008, 12:18:00 PM

Price drop wasn't even talked about until August; I can't see how that would affect July's numbers[/url].

I'm actually talking about the 20 Gig "Clearance" price drop that went into effect in mid-July. 

Quote from: jersoc on August 15, 2008, 07:23:27 AM

ugh, seriously? look at the top game on the chart? notice the name? find it on the chart for the ps3? notice the unit difference? it's like 100k+ for both of those. i'm sure if we had more data out there we could see this happening with more titles.

Yes, seriously.  Look at the install base difference.  MS currently has an install base lead on MS in the US of 2.1:1.  With double the hardware out there I think it's expected that the 360 version of a game to outsell the PS3 version.  However if  you look at the sales ratios it was 1.63:1 for NCAA and 1.41:1 for Soul Caliber.  So those games sold to a higher percentage of the PS3 user base than the 360 versions did for that console's user base. 

That is by no means a perfect measure (it stands to reason that a higher install base means more "casuals" who buy less games) but that ratio has been narrowing since the last holiday season.  If nothing else it ensures more multi-platform development because the PS3 numbers are too big to be ignored. 
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Quote from: Purge on August 15, 2008, 12:18:00 PM

As for the software attach rates, perhaps the difference was that since MS is still recycling old hardware in the refurb/repair process that consumer confidence is waning. If I had both systems I'd consider all non-live play games for the other console.

y'think? smile ... rrod is the 800 lb gorilla. ms' 'solution' (combining an extended warranty with a media blackout) has apparently not cut it with the general public (not to mention even a few people up here), & they're now kinda stuck to the extent that they can't really come out & say 'unlike our original 10 million, the new 360s are not only cheaper, but actually dependable', now can they?...


now that next-gen's moved beyond the first-in-line hardcore, it feels like it's coming back down to earth to me: 'gamers' will invest in their (increasingly more expensive) hobby, like golfers or hunters invest in theirs, &, meanwhile, everyone else will just get a wii (that'll end up covered in dust - unless there're kids around - in 6 months)...
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« Reply #22 on: August 15, 2008, 02:19:07 PM »

Is it possible that the releases coming out now aren't in the wheelhouse of most 360 owners?   I know that I've not purchased anything since BF.
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« Reply #23 on: August 15, 2008, 02:20:47 PM »

Quote from: SensuousLettuce on August 15, 2008, 02:19:07 PM

Is it possible that the releases coming out now aren't in the wheelhouse of most 360 owners?   I know that I've not purchased anything since BF.

Soul Caliber is certainly a case where an argument could be made that it might appeal more to the PS3 ownership than the 360 ownership.  But NCAA's appeal is incredibly broad based and, if anything, should favor the 360 demographic. 
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« Reply #24 on: August 15, 2008, 07:59:25 PM »

Japans figures are the most interesting this month

remember they got that bundle offer for the 360 with that Tales of Vesperia?

looks like it had a bit of an impact

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Nintendo DS - 60,434

PSP - 58,501

Wii - 38,506

Xbox 360 - 24,962

PlayStation 3 - 9,673

PlayStation 2- 8,503



EDIT:oh and about the 360 price drop..here in the UK,the 60gig model has just been released(today in fact) for the same price as the 20gig was(199.99)...no actual price drop for us(i think we had ours a few months ago)but still,a 60gig for the price of a 20gig isnt bad
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« Reply #25 on: August 15, 2008, 08:02:55 PM »

The Japanese uptick will only be interesting if it sticks around.  Historically it will go right back to basement levels in the next week or two. 
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« Reply #26 on: August 15, 2008, 08:09:30 PM »

Quote from: Kevin Grey on August 15, 2008, 08:02:55 PM

The Japanese uptick will only be interesting if it sticks around.  Historically it will go right back to basement levels in the next week or two. 

well,MS have to keep the JRPGs coming.....september 11th is their release date for Infinite Undiscovery,so we will see how it will go
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« Reply #27 on: August 15, 2008, 08:13:27 PM »

I think Microsoft should release an Xbox 360 "Slim" model this holiday season. Even if the current models are reliable, people just don't believe it.  The "new" model would have the same specs and price but with a marketing push on the quietness, smaller size, and reliability of the new model.

It will never happen.  And even if they were planning it, we wouldn't hear about until a few weeks before release anyway.
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« Reply #28 on: August 15, 2008, 10:06:35 PM »

Quote from: Kevin Grey on August 15, 2008, 08:02:55 PM

The Japanese uptick will only be interesting if it sticks around.  Historically it will go right back to basement levels in the next week or two. 

Likely, but it is interesting that the Japanese public haven't written off the 360.  If MS gives them games they like, the games (and systems) will sell.  JRPGs seem like a win-win for MS.  It boosts sales in Japan and are reasonable sellers elsewhere (if they're good games). 
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« Reply #29 on: August 15, 2008, 10:07:37 PM »

Actually, I think the 360 will have a permanent increase in sales in Japan, if only because RPGs will be coming steadily to the system.  It won't be dramatic, but it will be a significant number.

Meanwhile, with the PS3 focusing on action games and shooters here in America and Europe, it'll probably grab more gamers here.  So, it's a pretty interesting reversal that should happen towards the end of the year.
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« Reply #30 on: August 16, 2008, 10:06:06 PM »

Quote from: Turtle on August 15, 2008, 10:07:37 PM

Actually, I think the 360 will have a permanent increase in sales in Japan, if only because RPGs will be coming steadily to the system.  It won't be dramatic, but it will be a significant number.

Meanwhile, with the PS3 focusing on action games and shooters here in America and Europe, it'll probably grab more gamers here.  So, it's a pretty interesting reversal that should happen towards the end of the year.

No kidding.  So far, I find it very amusing that the "big 2" are having to duke it out over 2nd place.  I also hope that they realize that games and gameplay are what should take priority with a game console.  That might be too much to hope for, though.
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« Reply #31 on: August 16, 2008, 11:37:44 PM »

Notice there is no Aerosmith in there anywhere.  It came out June 29th, so only a couple of days would have been in the June NPD numbers.  Looks like honing in on one band is not the way to go for that franchise.  Or, at the very least, it has to be the right band.  Metallica?  We shall see.
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« Reply #32 on: August 17, 2008, 01:43:30 AM »

Quote from: The Grue on August 16, 2008, 11:37:44 PM

Notice there is no Aerosmith in there anywhere.  It came out June 29th, so only a couple of days would have been in the June NPD numbers.  Looks like honing in on one band is not the way to go for that franchise.  Or, at the very least, it has to be the right band.  Metallica?  We shall see.

One of my favorite features of the site 360voice.com is that you can get a general feel among gamers of how much longevity a game has based on how many of the members of the site are playing it.

Guitar Hero: Aerosmith play data

At peak, fewer than 2,000 members were playing GH:Aerosmith. That number yesterday? 325.

For comparison's sake Guitar Hero 2 has had 300 at its LOWEST time (which is right now). And Guitar Hero 3 had a peak of 7,066 and has never had fewer than 1,000 players on a day since it was released.

I think this speaks volumes for gamer's desire to play this game - which is, not much. Rent it, get the achievements, never go back to it.
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« Reply #33 on: August 17, 2008, 01:49:04 AM »

Plus Aerosmith sucks. 
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« Reply #34 on: August 17, 2008, 02:33:06 AM »

Quote from: EngineNo9 on August 17, 2008, 01:49:04 AM

Plus Aerosmith sucks. 

You saying it doesn't make it so, but I can agree that it is a band that probably doesn't appeal to the main video gaming demographic.   I happen to like them a great deal and my wife does as well, which is why we bought it, but I also predicted it wouldn't do well because it wasn't the type of band that could pull it off and it could be that no band has that potential.  It could be that people want a mix.
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« Reply #35 on: August 17, 2008, 04:51:49 AM »

Quote from: The Grue on August 17, 2008, 02:33:06 AM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on August 17, 2008, 01:49:04 AM

Plus Aerosmith sucks. 

You saying it doesn't make it so, but I can agree that it is a band that probably doesn't appeal to the main video gaming demographic.   I happen to like them a great deal and my wife does as well, which is why we bought it, but I also predicted it wouldn't do well because it wasn't the type of band that could pull it off and it could be that no band has that potential.  It could be that people want a mix.

I have to agree there.  You're going to be playing the same songs over and over to get practice on them (or you just like them).  Having to play (mostly) the same band over and over isn't necessarily appealing.  The release also had fewer songs, yet at full price.  Not really a good combination.  It would have been better at an add-on price ($30 or 40 instead of $60).
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« Reply #36 on: August 17, 2008, 05:08:37 AM »

It should have been downloadable content. It was also released at a time where everyone's getting ready for full band guitar hero. Nothing about the release of this game feels like it was in its favor.

I am interested in getting a copy, because I do like Aerosmith, but I'm not a huge fan. If it's not gonna let me play the full band, it's difficult to justify spending $60 on it.
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« Reply #37 on: August 17, 2008, 12:45:55 PM »

meh..i loved it,i still have a lot of songs i need to unlock

the only thing i was pissed off about was the fact that they left out a lot of great tracks(Janies got a gun,Dude looks like a lady,Amazin', Crazy etc)

and there was quite a few non-Aerosmith songs in there.....'all the young duuuudees,carrry the neeeewwws'

it sold 567,000 copies in its first week...which isnt bad,but i am guessing as it isnt in the July NPD,i reckon it didnt sell many more,or people who wanted it got it in the first week(like me)
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« Reply #38 on: August 20, 2008, 04:13:02 PM »

xbox 360s have now sold out all over Japan...doesnt actually say how many consoles the retailers actually had in before they sold out but still..good advertising,LOL

http://kotaku.com/5039194/japan-is-totally-sold-out-of-xbox-360s-new-shipment-next-month
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« Reply #39 on: August 20, 2008, 05:31:42 PM »

Quote from: metallicorphan on August 20, 2008, 04:13:02 PM

xbox 360s have now sold out all over Japan...doesnt actually say how many consoles the retailers actually had in before they sold out but still..good advertising,LOL

http://kotaku.com/5039194/japan-is-totally-sold-out-of-xbox-360s-new-shipment-next-month

MS probably gave up on the territory and stopped shipping.  Then, Tales came out and now there are none.  Send out a press release and all looks great.

I can imagine an office in Japan for Microsoft where the phone never rings and then, out of nowhere, there is a call and they all sit and stare at the phone in amazement.  They then pick it up and someone lets them know they sold out.
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